The basic definition of being a manager is getting work done through the efforts of other people. In order for people to be productive, they need ability, resources, and motivation—that is, a reason for working. Most employees perform their basic functions in order to get their paychecks, but this is not enough for companies who want to ensure success and growth. Part of your job is to ensure that your employees feel like they have reasons for putting real effort into their work. At the conclusion of this course, you should have understood how motivation works in the context of needs, knowledge of how to increase your employees’ motivation.